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Upon picking up your first knife. A curiosity that you will find out, will never be filled.

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How many of us out there have stayed late? How many of us out there have opened early?  Shit, how many of us have come in on our day off?  The answers for the test are as follows: all of us, we all have, and I don’t want to talk about it. If you answered anything else.  You’re nicer than most of us.  And could teach all of us a great deal of patience. But at the same time, we are bothered by a whole other reason. And that reason is the lack of respect that we in the industry...

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Loyalty is something that is earned and constantly reinforced...

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Anyone who has ever worked in a kitchen knows all too well that cooking isn’t a job. It’s a lifestyle. And people from all walks of life, come together in the kitchen and give it all they got. Because if you don’t, it will eat you alive. There’s no work to life ratio...

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People on the outside of this lifestyle have no idea the mental strain that someone who cooks has to endure. It can be very brutall at times. All for what, a paycheck? Or is it for the passion? Shit, either way, it’s hardcore. And shows the nature of the beast. It’s true nature at its core. There is no chill. An easy day is a prep day. And days off are almost unheard of sometimes. Oh but that social life has to be the best part? What social life?  Trying to fit a beer or a joint at the end of the day? I’m not sure I’d call that social life.

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